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Science Quiz at ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute

Science Quiz at ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute

As part of Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations to commemorate 75 years of our Independence, a Science Quiz competition for college students, was held at ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore on June 8. About 50 students, from reputed colleges, including Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli; VIT School of Biosciences and Technology, Vellore; Mar Athanasios College of Advanced Studies, Thiruvalla, Kerala;Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Studies for Women, Coimbatore; Karunya Institute of Technology and Science, Coimbatore and Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad participated in the event. 

The competition was conducted by Quiz Master Dr. D. Puthira Prathap, Principal Scientist of the Institute. Five teams, named as “Janaki Ammal”, “C.A.Barber”, “T.S.Venkataraman”, “N.E.Borlaug” and “M.S.Swaminathan” were formed. 

At the end of the competition, team “Janaki Ammal” bagged the first place with 65 points, closely followed by team “N.E.Borlaug” (60 points), “M.S.Swaminathan” (55 points), “T.S.Venkataraman” (50 points) and “C.A.Barber” (20 points). Certificates of appreciation and gifts were distributed to the winning team. The audience too, who answered passed questions, received gifts.   Inaugurating the quiz, Dr. G.Hemaprabha, Director of the Institute mentioned that the event was first of its kind to be organized in the Institute. 

The observers for the quiz competition included Dr.R. Viswanathan, Head, Division of Crop Protection, Dr. C.Palaniswami, Head, Division of Crop Production, Dr. A. Ramesh Sundar, Principal Scientist and Dr. H.K.Mahadevaswamy, Scientist. Dr. A. Vennila, Principal Scientist, Dr. K. Mohanraj, Senior Scientist and Dr. V. Krishnapriya, Scientist served as scorers for the quiz programme.